Painting On Location In Southeast Asia – Finished Sketches

Here is a post of some of the oil paintings and drawings I have done in Thailand , Cambodia, Laos ,and Malaysia. I posted these last year, but recently I worked on these in the studio and got them all finished and signed and took new photos. These were made during a wonderful and interestingContinue reading “Painting On Location In Southeast Asia – Finished Sketches”

Old South Church Restoration on Nantucket Island

This past spring I spent 6 weeks working on beautiful Nantucket Island helping restore  the Old South Church in Nantucket Island.  Today it is the oldest of the large church buildings still standing in the town. Nantucket is about 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts  and was the setting for the whalers from HermanContinue reading “Old South Church Restoration on Nantucket Island”

St. Francis De Sales Completed Panels

Last week I installed the two  finished saint panels at St. Francis de Sales church in Paducah, Kentucky. This was a commission to do two paintings of saints for a side altar or “Remebrance Niche.”The basic idea was created by Friar Mark Joseph Costello, a Chicago based Capuchin Friar who serves as a liturgical consultantContinue reading “St. Francis De Sales Completed Panels”

Progress Update for my St. Francis De Sales Saint Panels

I am making some progress on the two saint panels I was commissioned to paint for St.Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Paducah, KY. The ochre color surrounding the painting will eventually be painted trompe l’oiel frames. St. Francis de Sales and Saint Jane de Chantel. Each About 18 by 38 inches.

St. Francis De Sales Restoration, Paducah,Kentucky

This summer I have been working on  a church restoration  at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church in Paducah, Kentucky. The funny photo-montage below is me posing for reference for one of two paintings I have  been commissioned to paint for a small altar in the church. I was lucky and surprised  to find  aContinue reading “St. Francis De Sales Restoration, Paducah,Kentucky”

The San Francisco Murals of Mona Caron

In the fall of 2009 I had a pleasant visit to San Francisco after attending a wedding in northern California. I had never visited the city before, and I specifically wanted to take a look at some of the many murals there. I will do another post about the other murals in S.F., but hereContinue reading “The San Francisco Murals of Mona Caron”

Violet Oakley and the Red Rose Girls

I just finished reading a terrific book on the story of the Red Rose girls, three female students of Howard Pyle who ended up establishing a communal house and studio called the Red Rose Inn. They collaborated and were living together for many years and became very succesful. There are whisperings of love and intimacyContinue reading “Violet Oakley and the Red Rose Girls”